World Book Day 2007

Thursday 1st March is World Book Day 2007.  As part of the celebrations, the LRC will hold a book giveaway of withdrawn stock.  Why not come along and pick up a book for free?

World Book Day also sees the publication of a new series of Quick Reads.  Quick Reads are fast-paced, bite-sized books by best-selling writers for emergent readers, anyone who has lost the reading habit or those who simply want a short, fast read.  This year’s authors include Ricky Tomlinson, Allen Carr, John Simpson, Adele Geras and Kerry Katona.  Come along and see the Quick Reads display in the LRC.  Further details on Quick Reads can be found at


Aye Write!

Glasgow’s Aye Write Book Festival begins today.  The programme covers fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose in the form of author talks, workshops, and discussion panels.  Over 100 authors will appear including Andrea Levy, William Boyd, Iain Banks, A. L. Kennedy, Jenny Colgan, Denise Mina and many more. 

Full details of the festival can be found at

Check out our display in the LRC where you can borrow books by some of the authors appearing at the festival.